JUNE: Robin & John Gumaelius, ceramic sculptures :: Jon Jay Cruson, abstract landscape paintings
Our June featured artists reimagine the world around us. The ceramic and mixed assemblage sculptures of collaborative duo, Robin & John Gumaelius stretch the bounds of imaginative figures, embracing the theatrical and whimsical. Painter, Jon Jay Cruson’s landscapes combine studies of his surroundings with color, shapes and patterns from his own imaginative vocabulary.
Exhibition runs June 1st-28th.
Join us for an artists’ reception during Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk, June 3rd 5 -8 p.m.
JON JAY CRUSON’S remarkable career takes him “where the road leads me”, with a current focus on landscape as his primary inspiration..
Time and again I find myself ‘where the road leads me’, not knowing exactly what I will discover yet finding the inspiration from what comes over the horizon. The open country, patterns, shapes, and colors, they are all there. Back in the studio, it all comes together with the play of the elements, transferring, assembling, and incorporating into my own landscape.”
ROBIN & JOHN GUMAELIUS, collaborating artists and husband and wife, create animated human and birdlike sculptures. They combine ceramic, steel and wood as they form highly inventive sculptures that are often comical or bizarre.
Robin and John live in a rural area in Washington State where they have built their studio, home, barn, and gardens while nourishing four beautiful children.